“Where is Home?”
From Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist Kamoga Hassan comes a new documentary film. “Where is Home?” follows the stories of LGBT Ugandans seeking asylum in foreign countries to escape the persecution they face in their own.
“Where is home?” explores what is left behind when you have to leave everything you’ve known because of who you are. It is estimated that the plight of persecution of LGBT throughout the world has left hundreds fleeing their communities to seek a life in a more open society where they hope to be accepted for who they are.
“Where is home?” explores the triumphs and joys of being accepted into a new society but also contrasts the struggles of home sickness and cultural identity asking the ultimate question “Where is home?”
Why are we fundraising?
In the intial stages of pre production, we are fundraising to obtain the proper video equipment to facilitate the interviews as well as the shots of Uganda to capture the themes of this story. Kamoga Hassan is in Canada until the end of January and would like the opportunity to purchase the equipment to use in Uganda to document this important story.
Equipment Goals for Pre Production:
Canon XA30 Video Camera
If we exceed our fundraising target for our pre production phase, any additional funds will go to our production phase to facilitate interviews of LGBT asylum seekers and refugees.
Who is involved on this project:
-Director Kamoga Hassan
*See bio in "About Me"
Casey Yerxa Producer
Owner of KidSing Performance School, a Canadian based children's theatre school that teaches creativity, confidence and compassion through the performing arts. www.kidsing.ca
Casey has traveled to Uganda 3 times in the past 5 years and has fallen in love with the culture, the people and the country.
"I am grateful to be a part of this project, Uganda is a beautiful country with courageous LBGT people and I am eager to highlight their stories and ways for us all to help those who are vulnerable."
Brent Dawes Producer
Brent is a Canadian who is passionate about traveling the world. As a Tour Director for the Australian based company "Scenic", a Guest Entertainer on Holland American Cruise Line and a host of his own travel blog, Brent has had the opportunity to travel to many places throughout the world and is eager to bring this project to life through the facilitation of interviews.
"Coming out as a gay man in Canada made me grateful and I appreciate all the incredible opportunities I have received. I'm so looking forwarding to hearing the inspiring stories from those who are still fighting for this acceptance."
Risks and challenges
This film requires a certain degree of risk to be produced in Uganda detailing the persecution of Ugandan LGBT citizens. Kamoga and team have the experience of producing films under these circumstances and are eager to tell this story.
Currently our first challenge is to secure to proper equipment in a timely fashion for Kamoga Hassan to purchase the filming equipment before returning to Uganda to be begin the production phase.
Links about Kamoga's Previous film.
Outed:The Painful Reality Teaser
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